I Believe Everything Happens For a Reason

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    Three years ago, a strange chain of events led

    me unexpectedly to the Facebook profile of the first girl that I ever truly loved. The one I lost and nearly killed myself over, more than 3 decades ago. She may have looked older, but I still recognised her in a heartbeat and it instantly induced the same racing pulse...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej
    56-60, M
    7 Responses Jun 3, 2015

    my cell phone battery is dying

    and i have to go now:(...need to charge it n eat brekfast im starvinggg...love u bunchs b bak soon xxxxooo...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2016

    The Maze The sounds of kids echoing throughout

    the small confined space, and I notice Him across from the ball pit. Our eyes meet and instantaneously we both have an inquisitive sparkle in our eyes. Today a random day, where me and my little guy, decided to put tennis shoes on, filled a backpack of snacks, and make our way...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2016

    I always believe when something delays you from

    your original plan, no matter how frustrating it is it was meant to benefit you in the long run.
    ksas ksas
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    I usually live all my time thinking

    that whatever I do, I'm not good enough. I live worrying about everything. But there are moments, very small ones, when I feel this wind in my mind and at least for a few minutes I know in my heart that everything will be alright; everything IS alright. Life is hard, God is...
    catJeremy catJeremy
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Mar 6, 2016

    Everything. I believe our paths were already

    set. Our pain strengthens us. Everything we give out to the universe we get back.
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Aug 17, 2015

    My God My Broken Heart

    I walk in the room to see my baby girl for the first time.... She lays there so helpless, tubes down her throat and in her nose.  IV's are attached everywhere.I start to cry as the tears roll down my cheeks.   All I can think to do is sing to her as I did every day when she...
    Cheer2 Cheer2
    41-45, F
    42 Responses Jun 25, 2013

    Didn't rush to get to work

    and found $10 on the road.
    dmc313 dmc313
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    That's why I hid the Double Stuf Oreos.

    Karma I tell ya!!!! :-)
    1kallaway 1kallaway
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Mar 20, 2016

    I have to believe this

    so that I can journey on even when I run out of hope, sometimes. Thankful for it all. Heres to moving forward and starting over again..........Cheers!
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    I believe everything happens

    for a reason. A reason that i need to find out later in life. I don't know if life with me is a failure, but its not...i know i still have family, my kids and my wife. The only thing i had a problem is with my Dad, I don't know if you too experience this but its weird. he my...
    life2share life2share
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2016

    I am 29yrs old. currently recovering from a

    massive stroke that happened May 2015.I am safe now and I feel normal however there's residuals.like I can't walk normally yet and my arms is still paralyzed.I'm still blessed to be alive though.I undergone brain surgery pa nga and was in ICU for almost 3 months.
    Suestrong Suestrong
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Mar 15, 2016

    i been wanting a purple hoody

    for a while now rite so i go to walmart to pick up my rx but they closed erly grrr...so i decided to look in th clothes for ***** n giggles n sure enuff i found th cutest lavender zip hoody...on clearance!...its really cute on me too:p...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2016

    I feel really sad knowing

    that EP is saying goodbye...this site has been my refuge :(
    prettierinpink prettierinpink
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Mar 25, 2016
    Ttlicious1 Ttlicious1
    51-55, F
    Apr 12, 2016

    a few years ago fred came to work with me in

    produce n we became so in love with each other in the bestest friend hes SO fine but hes married n i was taken at th time ugh:p...years past i saw him like twice in a blue moon...they was talkn at work like he was comin to cover a vacation shift well i saw him today n meltd rite...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 21, 2016

    i found this site by accident a long time ago n

    its way better then any other social media i know...so sad to see it end...interesting audience n storys...very greatful to have met some wonderful people...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 24, 2016

    as i look back on my life i realize

    that everytime i was rejected from something i though to be good, i was actualy being directed to something even better...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Mar 12, 2016

    When I was a child I loved microscopes.

    I thought it was like looking into another world of secret little mysteries. But as I grew up life happened, my family hit some hard times and my marks suffered in school. I barely graduated high school and knew I would never be smart enough for anything so I gave up. I played...
    WhoCanSay10 WhoCanSay10
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    Ep Should not close ,

    This is the place Where we could share out thoughts, About our Lives. .. Better than other Social sites
    Amnik Amnik
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Mar 25, 2016

    Just chillin' out under the heat of summer with

    a cold drink, music and a good book. I opened messenger and I got slapped with some big news. BIG news. BIG adjustments. I wasn't prepared for these at all. My peaceful mind is totally flipped up and down like a messy jungle. Alright, take a deep breath. Then start...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    Apr 20, 2016

    Why is it men just can't tell the truth.

    They need to conceal and then reveal a little bit their true story at a time. Once they have your hurt then they break it.
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    I used to work at a pizza place

    for a couple of months. You know, just an 18 year old trying to make some extra cash while living alone. I was super upset when it went out of business. I struggled for a while trying to find a new job. Until I went over to a place called sky high. The manager saw that I had...
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Mar 4, 2016

    I have been through some serious ish in my life.

    Some things, I believe, that would have completely broke some people. However, I don't dwell on the past. I don't let these things define who I am, but instead, I accept what has happened and accept that everything happens for a reason. These things have helped me to grow into...
    JasonE81 JasonE81
    36-40, M
    7 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    and theres no such thing

    as coincidence...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    While on this ride called "life",

    you have to take the good with the bad, smile when you are sad, love what you've and remember what you had. Always forgive but never forget. Learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change. Things go wrong. Just remember, the ride goes on.
    Vejay Vejay
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Mar 26, 2016

    I spent the last 8 months .

    .. Thinking... Learning about myself... And crying of course there was crying... I was sad ... I felt alone and like I would never be happy again.. I tried a few dates and felt no spark ... I was convinced it was because my inner flame had been snuffed out ... I knew I would...
    momacods momacods
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    My day has been one of tears.

    You can't let me go. I don't have the courage to leave.
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Mar 14, 2016

    We all have about a month left

    until the doors are locked so let's make the most of it.
    RichardHertz RichardHertz
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 23, 2016

    Up above the hills and No one can see,

    I hold the tree so tight as I fall down and on my knees. My silence breaks and I scream my pain out, No one stops by as I exhibit my silent shout. written by angelsworld7
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 15, 2016

    It's funny to think that

    as we get older...u realize that everything does happen for a reason or purpose! When we accept that we're the authors to our own script in life.... You can start to wonder that all that u go thru is meant to be?! Isn't it all a question of attitude though? Instead if getting...
    Shewolfiie69 Shewolfiie69
    36-40, F
    15 Responses Mar 13, 2015

    Everything you are experiencing at this moment,

    whatever it is, is exactly what you needed for your personal growth. Trust it.
    Roseebee Roseebee
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    I am not so sure about that.

    I’ve heard people reason that bad things happen to open the door for something good to follow. Really? If there is a god or higher power, I don’t believe that he would be so cruel to bring bad things over our life paths so that good things can follow. Yes, surely if...
    deleted deleted
    16 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    I have always thought

    that every ones life is maped out for them
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 20, 2016

    I'm wishing everyone the best on their journey

    when I first joined here I was very depressed and heartbroken feeling lost. I'm glad to say I'm feeling a lot better still have moments but I'm laughing and smiling again learning to love my self more and more each day. Heartbreak is extremely painful but time does heal I'm...
    Devinefaith Devinefaith
    26-30, F
    Apr 21, 2016

    I'm letting go of my past to embrace my future.

    Keeping my load light and my heart full of love.
    BookDiva BookDiva
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jun 4, 2015


    Tefamy Tefamy
    46-50, F
    19 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    I am having a very hard time emotionally

    and physically dealing with a miscarriage. I was 11-12 weeks and it was our first planned pregnancy. I had surgery last Tuesday and of course, would be one of the only women to experience complications over a pretty common procedure.. It took the ER Dr n nurse a good 5 minutes...
    msawicki29 msawicki29
    31-35, F
    17 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    I am like the right-hand person of my manager -

    not an assistant manager, just someone she can rely on to take care the rest of the department. One day, when she was away, something happened at work and I delegated the task to my colleague, who has been under my wing for a year. I trusted that she knew what to do about it...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2016

    So these expectations women have

    that men dread... I realize this is a thing that men fear above all else when interacting with women, however I don't fully understand it. I like to think I've squashed that bit of me, the bit that expects things, that's why I'm always surprised by people's actions. And I see...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2016

    I believe that people come into your life

    for a reason. ...some are just passing through. .others stay a little while....all have their effects ....like ripples of a pebble in a pond
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    This morning I was asked to fix my families

    favorite breakfast, my buttermilk pancakes. As I was preparing all of the ingredients something occurred to me. I had all of the ingredients all separated and measured out. I thought how I would not eat or drink anyone of them individually, especially the buttermilk...yuck...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots
    41-45, M
    10 Responses May 25, 2015

    Thank you EP. Thanks

    for being classy, having a great site, putting up with me, taking almost non-stop criticism from some, allowing the 10 word stories, you guys were a class act in every way and I will never forget my EP experience. May each and every staff member, past and present, find great...
    totallyradicalsmokers totallyradicalsmokers
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2016

    this time last year I nearly died.

    I contracted meningitis. I don't really remember much just I lost a few days of my life. I wasn't very well in the week whilst I was at work and I felt completely and utterly burnt out. but I kept going because I had a half day leave to attend a funeral. on the day of the...
    justlilyg justlilyg
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    Last night this owl landed on the fence

    directly above my head just after I laid out tarot cards for a reading I was giving myself. So wild.
    thisisnotanexit thisisnotanexit
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2016

    My last post was like 3 weeks ago

    and I talked about an audition that I'm gonna have to have a chance to go to Berklee College of Music. It's this next Thursday, and It's a looong shot. Ok so I got a cold last week and my voice got ruined for a few days. Now I'm recovering but I'm not being able to perform...
    catJeremy catJeremy
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2016

    I always say this to myself

    and also to other people who are going through a really hard time. If someone comes into your life there is always a reason for them, and if they leave well it doesn't mean that it's the end of the world, it just means that they are no longer apart of your story so their chapter...
    dev0218 dev0218
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2016

    What would you do? (Excuse the grammar) Married

    shortly after 6mths of dating. Married over 10yrs with 2 young kids. (Never wanted kids) On my honeymoon I realized that I didn't want to be married but said nothing. In the early years had somethings happen that backed up the way I felt and confirmed that I made a mistake. No...
    ChillWill92 ChillWill92
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Mar 26, 2016

    People come into your life

    for a reason,a season or a lifetime. When u know which one it is,you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON it is usually to meet a need you have expressed...
    teachocolate teachocolate
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Aug 25, 2014

    I went through a divorce,

    3yrs now!day one,I felt as if I wasn't going to make it!3 yrs later,I'm doing better than ever.
    dafalcon dafalcon
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Sep 1, 2014
    countrybeautiful countrybeautiful
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2014

    i just want to be happy.

    Is that too much to ask for?
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    Have you ever just sat down

    and thought..... Damn I've been through a lot of **** in my life so far.....
    CindersAndSmokes CindersAndSmokes
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    Yesterday I had to idea this app existed.

    I came across it by mistake while searching for something on Google. I have a feeling I am supposed to be here though. Time will tell the reason. I hope it is a good one.
    tjunetracy tjunetracy
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Sep 22, 2015
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